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(1)The provisions of any Act of Parliament or Measure under which a vacancy in a bishopric would until the foundation of a dean and chapter for that bishopric be filled either by an appointment by letters patent or by an election by a provisional chapter shall in respect of such bishopric cease to have effect after a scheme under this Measure has established or otherwise made provision for the constitution of a cathedral chapter in the cathedral church of such bishopric.
(2)His Majesty may upon an avoidance of such bishopric grant to such cathedral chapter a licence under the Great Seal to proceed to the election of a bishop with a letter missive as provided by the M1Appointment of Bishops Act 1533, and such cathedral chapter shall possess the right of proceeding to an election in manner laid down by the said statute.
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